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Contracting Profits Advantages

“Reading the articles in CP helps keep me in touch with the Industry! It is way too easy to be consumed by my own business & experience.”

Mary Miller, CEO, JANCOA

Contracting Profits is on the forefront on trends, products and pending legislation which effect our industry. It's a valuable tool and I look forward to receiving it each month.”

Paul Senecal, CBSE, Managing Partner, Affineco

“Servicon Systems Inc. counts on Contracting Profits to keep our executive team and managers current with the latest in product news and client solutions. CP's content helps us deliver industry-leading services to our discriminating aerospace, military, and industrial clients.”

Laurie Sewell, President & CEO, Servicon Systems Inc.

Building service contractors choose Contracting Profits magazine as their trusted go-to source for brands, product information and selection, services and solutions.


In addition to being a dependable and established source for BSCs, Contracting Profits is proud to be the official publication of the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI). Advertising in our award-winning publication gets your message seen by business owners and managers looking to take their businesses to the next level with smart and profitable results.

We Deliver Your Ad Message to More BSCs than any Other Publication

Compared to the competition, Contracting Profits reaches the most BSC's of any magazine serving this market, giving your ad the greatest reach

Contracting Profits* 19,858

Cleaning and Maintenance Management* 15,293

Building Services Management* 11,264

Services (not audited) ~10,000

* Source: June 2017 BPA Brand Reach Reports and publisher's own data (Services circulation is not audited.)

Contracting Profits is used by Decision Makers to Select and Purchase Products

89% use Contracting Profits to learn about new products/brands

56% use Contracting Profits to help research products

37% use Contracting Profits to help in their product purchase

28% have purchased products they saw advertised in Contracting Profits

15% have recommended purchasing products they saw advertised in Contracting Profits

We Know the Building Service Contractor Better Than Anyone Else

Contracting Profits was created solely for the cleaning contractor market and is considered the Inc. magazine of the industry. Subscribers benefit from timely, in-depth coverage written specifically for their business needs. Our subscribers are so engaged with Contracting Profits that 87% pick up their copy within a week of receiving and 81% read their copy two or more times.

Meet the Buyers

  • 4M Building Solutions — President CEO
  • Bravo Building Services — President and CEO
  • Budd Group — President
  • Cummins Facility Services LLC — President
  • FBG Service Corporation — President
  • Harvard Maintenance Inc. — President
  • IH Services Inc — CEO
  • Janitronics Inc. — President
  • KBM Facility Solutions HLDGS LLC — CEO
  • Lewis & Taylor Building Service Contractor - President
  • Mahlerclean — President
  • Maintenance Inc — President
  • Marsden Holding LLC — President/COO
  • McLemore Bldg Maintenance — Owner
  • Office Pride Inc — CEO
  • Pioneer Building Svcs Inc — President
  • Stathakis — CEO
  • Supreme Maintenance Inc — VP GM
  • Varsity Facility Serv — CFO
  • Woodley Building Maintenance — Vice President

EquipmentSupplies Purchased By Our Subscribers in a 12-Month Period

96% of subscribers took some purchasing actions in the past year after seeing ads in Contracting Profits magazine.


Products
% that have/will be Purchased
Brooms & Brushes
87%
Can Liners
84%
Carpet Care Chemicals
85%
Carpet Extractors
57%
Cleaning Carts
55%
Cleaners & Degreasers
93%
Disinfectants & Sanitizers
85%
Engineered Water Devices
13%
Floor Care Chemicals
88%
Floor Equipment
67%
Floor Pads and Brushes
81%
Hand Dryers
12%
Hand Sanitizers
49%
Hand Soap
71%
Ice Melt Products
26%
Machine/Equipment Batteries
46%
Matting
27%
Microfiber Cloths
79%
Mops and Mopping Equipment
83%
Odor Control Products
69%
Paper Towels & Tissues
72%
Pest Control Products
13%
Restroom Cleaning Machines
38%
Safety Signage/Floor Cones
55%
Soap & Paper Dispensers
52%
Software (Bidding and Estimating, Inspecction, Timekeeping etc.)
31%
Squeegees
68%
Vacuums
77%
Waste Handling Equipment (receptacles/carts, NOT liners)
45%
Wet Wipes
44%


Print

2018 Contracting Profits Editorial Calendar

February

Ad Close: 1/9/18
Materials Due: 1/16/18
Special Coverage
BSCAI President Feature
Cleaning Operations
Soap

Vacuums
Product Showcase
Hand Sanitizer
Industry Coverage In Every Issue
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study

MARCH
Online Coverage
Webcast

Top Products Newsletter

April

Ad Close: 3/9/18
Materials Due: 3/16/18
Special Coverage
2018 BSC Market Report
Cleaning Operations
Restroom Care

Engineered Water
Product Showcase
Towel and Tissue
Industry Coverage In Every Issue
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study
Bonus Distribution
BSCAI Executive Management Conference

MAY
Online Coverage
Webcast

June

Ad Close: 5/9/18
Materials Due: 5/16/18
Special Coverage
Infection Control
Cleaning Operations
Floor Care

Green Cleaning
Product Showcase
Floor Equipment
Industry Coverage In Every Issue
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study
Online Coverage
Top Products Newsletter

JULY
Online Coverage
Webcast

August

Ad Close: 7/9/18
Materials Due: 7/16/18
Special Coverage
Cleaning Frequency and Pricing Survey
Cleaning Operations
Software

Carpet Care
Product Showcase
Internet of Things
Industry Coverage In Every Issue
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study

September

Ad Close: 8/9/18
Materials Due: 8/16/18
Special Coverage
BSCAI Contracting Success & ISSA/INTERCLEAN Show Guides
Cleaning Operations
Chemicals

Floor Care
Product Showcase
Disinfectants
Industry Coverage In Every Issue
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study
Bonus Distribution
BSCAI Contracting Success Conference & ISSA/INTERCLEAN
Online Coverage
Webcast

Top Products Newsletter

OCTOBER
Online Coverage
ISSA Product Express

November

Ad Close: 10/9/18
Materials Due: 10/16/18
Special Coverage
ISSA/INTERCLEAN Product Showcase

BSCAI CLEAN Award Winners
Cleaning Operations
Restroom Care

Robotics
Product Showcase
Hand Dryers
Industry Coverage In Every Issue
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry
Bonus Distribution
2019 BSCAI CEO Seminar

DECEMBER
Online Coverage
Top Products Newsletter

Month
Special Coverage
Cleaning Operations
Product Showcase
Industry Coverage In Every Issue
Bonus Distribution
Online Coverage
January
February

Ad Close: 1/9/18
Materials Due: 1/16/18
BSCAI President Feature
Soap

Vacuums
Hand Sanitizer
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study
 
 
March
Webcast

Top Products Newsletter
April

Ad Close: 3/9/18
Materials Due: 3/16/18
2018 BSC Market Report
Restroom Care

Engineered Water
Towel and Tissue
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study
BSCAI Executive Management Conference
 
May
Webcast
June

Ad Close: 5/9/18
Materials Due: 5/16/18
Infection Control
Floor Care

Green Cleaning
Floor Equipment
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study
 
Top Products Newsletter
July
Webcast
August

Ad Close: 7/9/18
Materials Due: 7/16/18
Cleaning Frequency and Pricing Survey
Software

Carpet Care
Internet of Things
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study
 
 
September

Ad Close: 8/9/18
Materials Due: 8/16/18
BSCAI Contracting Success & ISSA/INTERCLEAN Show Guides
Chemicals

Floor Care
Disinfectants
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry

Case Study
BSCAI Contracting Success Conference & ISSA/INTERCLEAN
Webcast

Top Products Newsletter
October
ISSA Product Express
November

Ad Close: 10/9/18
Materials Due: 10/16/18
ISSA/INTERCLEAN Product Showcase

BSCAI CLEAN Award Winners
Restroom Care

Robotics
Hand Dryers
BSCAI Member News

Faces of the Industry
2019 BSCAI CEO Seminar
December
Top Products Newsletter

With every ad you get:

  • A company listing, a link to your ad and a link to your site on an email sent to 16,000 building service contractor owners & executives
  • A company listing, a link to your ad and a link to your site on CleanLink.com with the issue

2018 Contracting Profits Mechanical Specs

Mechanical Specifications

Ad Sizes
Width
Depth
Bleed Page
8.125"
11"
1 Page
7"
10"
2/3 Page
4.5"
10"
1/2 Page Horizontal
7"
4.875"
1/2 Page Vertical
3.312"
10"
1/2 Page Island
4.5"
7.5"
1/3 Page Vertical
2.125"
10"
1/3 Page Square
4.5"
4.875"
1/4 Page
3.312"
4.875"
1/6 Page Vertical
2.125"
4.875"
1/6 Page Horizontal
4.5"
2.437"

Mechanical Notes:

Publication trim size: 7.875" x 10.75"
Bleed Page: 8.125" x 11"
Trims to 7.875" x 10.75"
Live Area: 7" x 10"
Note: Pertinent matter on bleed advertisement must be kept at least 0.5 inch from image edge. Bleed trim is 0.125 inch.

2 Page Spread Bleed

Bleed 16" x 11" Trim 15.75" x 10.75"
Note: Live matter must be kept 0.5 inch away from untrimmed edge and 0.25 inch clearance for gutter.

Trim variance is 1/8 inch
Line screen: 133
Output Resolution: 2540
Max Ink Density: 300%
4-color rotation (wet) is black, cyan, magenta, yellow
Printing: Web-offset
Binding: Saddle stitched

Mechanical Requirements for Inserts:

Contact production manager for insert specifications (size, stock, binding, shipping). Sample of insert must be submitted to publisher for mechanical clearance and pricing.

Issuance and Closing Date

Mailing Date: 18th of month of issue
Closing Date: 8th of preceding month.
Cancellation Date: No cancellation after 8th of preceding month.

Sending Your Ad:

Upload files to www.tradepress.com/uploads or mail CD or DVD (please include a pdf soft proof when uploading ads). Sending a Revised Ad: Indicate revised files in the file name (Example: File Name_r1.pdf, _r2.pdf, _r3.pdf etc.)

Mailing & Shipping Instructions


Send all contracts, insertion orders and electronic ad materials to:

Production Manager
Contracting Profits
2100 West Florist Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209

For Questions:


Amanda Balistreri
Production Director
414.228.7701 x469
amanda.balistreri@tradepress.com

Preferred File Types:

PDF/X-1a:2001 or TIFF (TIF) for: 4-color process (CMYK) ads.

EPS or DCS2 (Photoshop eps) for: 2-color (3 process colors) ads.

EPS or TIFF (TIF) for: Grayscale or B/W (Process Black) ads.

*Note: We are unable to process Microsoft Publisher files

Because your best presentation is important to us, we have written this 10 step guide to help you obtain maximum quality prior to us submitting your ad to the printer.

  1. All fonts must be embedded, converted to outline or rasterized.
  2. Photos and artwork should be at least 300 dpi. Lineart (ie: logos) should be 1200 dpi bitmap or a Vector image. We cannot submit any photos or artwork, to the printer, with less than 266 dpi.
  3. All color must be set up in either spot color or CMYK (process color). All RGB colors will be converted and will not appear in print as it did on-screen.
  4. All black type must be black only, not Rich Black or Registration.
  5. All color photos must be converted to CMYK with a total ink limit of 300%. Click here for the quickest way to alter ink density levels.
  6. All black and white photos must be converted to grayscale with a 20-25% dot gain.
  7. Documents should be set up to the correct final ad size.
  8. Any bleeds need to be set at 0.125" on all sides — no printer's marks or slugs.
  9. Transparencies must be flattened. Layer/effects, Flattener Presets must be set to "high resolution."
  10. It is recommended to use the Adobe PDF preset: "PDF/X-1a:2001" when creating your PDF file. This setting is an industry standard for printing (please deselect all printer mark defaults and, if applicable, include the bleed here).

File Naming

Please consider these suggestions when naming your file:

  1. Advertiser name, publication and issue.
  2. Refrain from using special characters. Indicate revised submissions by including "v2", "r1", etc., in file name.

Color Typography:

For optimum reproduction and clear and sharp copy, use sans serif fonts such as Arial, Calibri, Helvetica, Myriad or similar for small type. Reverse type reproduces best with large bold sans serif fonts. The same is true for color type. Thin serif fonts are difficult to read in color or reverse type. It is recommended that four color type and/or small four color reverse knock-outs be avoided. Black type that uses four color blends should never be used (Registration not allowed).

Proofs:

To ensure a quality printed ad, please submit single page, composite Digital Matchprint, Rainbow, Fuji, Kodak or comparable digital color proof. Color lasers may be used as a general color guide only, not for color matching. Black & white lasers are acceptable for grayscale ads.

Trade Press Media Group, Inc. pre-flights all files to the best of our ability. If we spot potential problems we will attempt to correct them or alert you to them. A proof for any textual/graphic changes made in our Creative Services Department will be submitted back to you for final approval. Due to the complexities of files and varied design techniques, we cannot be responsible for catching all trapping issues, typos or postscript errors.